Blogs

Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members

IR Society News Blogs 14 February, 2019

10 reasons why you should be at the IR Society Annual Conference on June 18

The IR Society's Annual Conference will take place in London on Tuesday 18 June, and if you haven't booked your ticket yet, don’t forget our early bird rate ends on March 31st. Here’s 10 reasons why should be joining us.

Blogs 11 January, 2019

A best practice business model for annual reports

Many business models miss the mark, as the FRC Financial Reporting Lab confirms. James Houston suggests how to develop useful models.

Blogs 10 January, 2019

Optimising your company website for investors

The corporate website provides a real opportunity to ensure that the investment case is well understood and IR is visible. Sonya Ghobrial analyses FTSE 100 websites to identify impactful ideas.

Blogs 9 January, 2019

The future of investor relations – ‘the silent disrupter’?

Recent changes to the financial markets are having a knock-on effect for investor relations. Keilah Codd discusses the changing talent pool, and encourages members’ collaboration to develop IROs of tomorrow.

Blogs 8 January, 2019

AGM season is fast approaching – being well prepared will pay dividends

In the run up to Christmas, it feels like AGM season is a long way away. Here Ross Hawley relays the voice of the IR Society policy committee by providing useful advice for those wishing to get ahead of the calendar.

IR Society News Industry News Blogs 5 November, 2018

Making sense of MiFID II: An interview with Laura Hayter

Laura Hayter of the IR Society offers some practical advice on how companies can make sense of MiFID II

Blogs 5 November, 2018

ESG reporting should be the norm not the exception

There are many good reasons for companies, both small and large, to improve their ESG reporting practices – not least being financial and commercial benefits, says Nick Rose.

Blogs 1 November, 2018

All things small and beautiful…

The problems for IROs in the small-cap sector have grown under MiFID II, but there are opportunities for these companies in a creative and systemic approach to IR, suggests Richard Davies.

Blogs 31 October, 2018

Momentum broking – the importance of not getting lost between deals

Beyond fundraising, a proactive small cap broker plays an invaluable role in broadening the investor audience, and driving liquidity, writes Derren Nathan.

Blogs 29 October, 2018

Smaller companies and the changing face of the private investor

Private investors may be overlooked by large companies, but the small-cap sector can meet their needs in a rapidly-evolving market, writes Amanda Taylor.

Blogs 23 October, 2018

When having a specialist in IR can help small caps

Tish Crawford Jones talks to two experienced capital markets and IR professionals about the challenges facing small-cap IROs.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

Rewarding best practice in investor relations

As entries close for the IR Society’s 2018 Best Practice Awards, attention turns to the 20 November awards dinner. Sallie Pilot sets the scene.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

MiFID II – A practical update for members on developments so far

The IR Society policy committee recently published a practical update for IROs on MiFID II developments so far and their view on how the market is changing. The full 15 point guide is available to IR Society members.

Blogs 25 July, 2018

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Blogs 5 July, 2018

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out their long-term strategies and ESG issues when engaging with the investment community.

IR Society News Blogs 12 April, 2018

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

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